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Newport Approved by FEMA to Participate in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System

In 2016 the City of Newport made a formal request for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).  The CRS is a voluntary program that was implemented in 1990 that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP standards.  Under the CRS, flood insurance premium rates

The Breakers Newport RI

Governor Asked to Review Controversial Breakers Proposal

Friends of Newport Preservation has requested that Governor Gina Raimondo intervene in the review process for a controversial plan regarding The Breakers.   On Monday, the group wrote the Governor regarding the “decision of the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) allowing the Preservation Society of Newport County (PSNC) to construct a commercial

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